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By Shari Green. 2018
Almost eleven-year-old Cara Donovan and her family flee a wildfire bearing down on their hometown of Pine Grove, with no… time to find Cara's beloved dog Mike. Faced with the loss of everything she knows, Cara can't stand to lose Mike as well and seeks a way to sneak back to Pine Grove. When her plans are thwarted, she must learn to embrace a new definition of "home". Grades 5-8. 2018.
By Charis Cotter. 2018
For the first time, Ruth is heading to Newfoundland to stay with family she's never met instead of spending the… summer traveling with her dad. When she arrives, she finds life in the small community of Buckle very different from Toronto--everyone knows everyone else, and some of them believe in ghosts and The Sight and family curses. Ruth's cousin Ruby is also staying for the summer, and the two discover they have a lot in common: they both lost their moms when they were two years old, they're the same age and they even like the same food. But while Ruby believes in spirits and fairies, Ruth believes in science and cold, hard facts. When they find ominous information on some tombstones in the local cemetery, Ruth and Ruby start investigating their family's past and discover that twin girls are born in every generation, and every set of twins dies young, leaving their children without mothers. What's more, one of the twins always has The Sight and can see the Ghost Road that leads to the mysterious lost settlement of Slippers Cove. What happened there? What does it have to do with their family? And who is the ghostly presence that keeps visiting Ruth late at night? Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Children's/Young Adult Literature. 2018.
By Jan L. Coates. 2018
Katie Dupuis Pearson wants to find her real mother; her only clues are her Lavender Lady, a piece of amethyst,… and a bookmark from Lunenburg. While spending a month in lovely Lunenburg with her foster mother, Katie makes friends with estranged sisters, Aggie and Jessie Langille. Katie becomes fascinated by stories about their ancestor, Catherine Marguerite Langille, one of the original Foreign Protestant Lunenburg settlers in 1753. Like Katie, Catherine was friends with the Moon. Like Katie, Catherine was uprooted, forced to transplant herself. Will Katie find her own roots buried deep within the Lunenburg soil? Or will she be uprooted yet again? Grades 5-8. 2018.